LCC Weekly Roundup, May 12 to May 18

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Something for everyone with this week’s Longfellow community events!

2017 Longfellow Ash Tree Project-Applications DUE FRIDAY
Do you have an Ash Tree on your private property? It’s more than likely already infested with Emerald Ash Borers–even if the tree looks healthy. What do you do now? Here is some useful information. Once trees show signs of infestation, it’s likely too late. LCC is offering a cost-sharing program to help residents treat ash trees. Selected residents will receive a free tree inspection by Rainbow Tree Care. If the tree is treatable, the resident is eligible for a 50% discount on treatment cost. To apply for this cost-sharing program, submit an application online by Friday, May 12th, 2017.

Neighborhood Garage Sale 2017
Spring cleaning? Get your goodies priced and organized to take part in the Longfellow Neighborhood Garage Sale, the sales-social-event-of-the-season! (Register here to have your sale listed on our Neighborhood Sale Map which will be widely advertised before the event: http://www.longfellow.org/sale/) Register by June 3.

Come out on June 9 & 10 to check out all the great sales!


ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Greenway Trail Closure-Starting Monday, May 15.  The trail is expected to close at Cedar Ave as crews demolish the bridge. This work is expected to last several days with the trail reopened by the weekend. Efforts will be made throughout construction to minimize impact when possible. In general, crews will stagger work so the trail is not closed at both bridge locations at once. Full closures of the trail are expected to be relatively infrequent and short-term. Cedar Ave detour information: 
• 18th Avenue South (shared roadway use)
• East 28th Street (temporary two-way protected bike lane on south side of street)

Community Access Survey-Online surveys ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY
This survey was prepared in advance of LCC’s Spring 2017 “No Pie charts! Only Pies!” General Membership Meeting. We want to better gauge community access and mobility in Longfellow. Online responses will be accepted until Friday, May 12th. To learn more about the work of LCC, visit www.longfellow.org. All participants will be entered into a random drawing for a free sweatshirt.  Since it is still cold at the end of April, a free sweatshirt could be useful and awesome! Thanks for your feedback.

Midtown Greenway Coalition Accepting Applications for Greenway Glow
The Midtown Greenway Coalition is now accepting applications for Greenway Glow. Participants are invited to propose a project or performance that is sited/performed along the Midtown Greenway, a 5.5-mile long corridor for non-motorized vehicles between the Mississippi and Chain of Lakes. The project/performance should be prepared to engage a broad public audience. Applications due Thursday, June 29. The Greenway Glow will be Saturday, July 29. To apply, click here.

Midtown Farmer’s Market EVERY SATURDAY from 8am-1pm until October 28
E. Lake Street & Hiawatha Ave., 2225 E. Lake Street.  More information available here.
 


Friday, May 12

Garage Band Blowout @ Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Doors 8 pm / Music 9 pm / $8 Advance / $10 Day of Show.  Show includes The Toxenes, New Rock Union, The Fret Rattles, and Jiro (from Japan – of Kamikaze, ex-Richie Ramone band), Trash Street, The Pitchafits

A Century of Women Filmmakers: Wayne’s World @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7 pm 9 pm. (1992, DCP, 94m) dir Penelope Spheeris w/Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere. Spheeris’s editing and timing elevate a series of juvenile SNL sketches into one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!

Creative Journaling – Weekly Sesh @ Junkett: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 5:30-7 pm. These weekly sessions are $5 each, and will provide access to a broad variety of ethically-sourced (entirely secondhand) creative supplies & materials, as well as the option to purchase and incorporate other items from the shop’s regular inventory.Bluedog @ Schooner Tavern 2901 27th Ave S, 9pm-1am. Free Admission

Guest Band: Baba Yaga’s Stew! @ International Folkdance, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 7:30-11 pm. Hosted by Tapestry Folkdance Center, $8 general / $6 members / $5 students / Free to ages 13 & under (must be supervised by an adult) Check out some of their fantastic work here

 

Saturday, May 13

A Century of Women Filmmakers: Wayne’s World @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 7 pm 9 pm. (1992, DCP, 94m) dir Penelope Spheeris w/Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere. Spheeris’s editing and timing elevate a series of juvenile SNL sketches into one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!

Guest Band: Baba Yaga’s Stew! @ Contra Dance, 4049 Minnehaha Ave, 7:30-11 pm. Hosted by Tapestry Folkdance Center, $8 general / $6 members / $5 students / Free to ages 13 & under (must be supervised by an adult) Check out some of their fantastic work here.

 

Sunday, May 14

A Century of Women Filmmakers: Wayne’s World @ The Trylon, 3258 Minnehaha Ave, 5 pm 7 pm. (1992, DCP, 94m) dir Penelope Spheeris w/Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere. Spheeris’s editing and timing elevate a series of juvenile SNL sketches into one of the best comedies of the 1990s. Party on, Wayne! Party on, Garth!

Roots, Rock, and Deep Blues Pre-Party @ Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave. Doors 7:30 pm / Music 8 pm / 21+ / $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show. 7th Annual Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Music Festival Pre-Party with Left Lane CruiserLiquor Beats Winter, Snarles Bukkakeski and DJ Rock the Monkey 

Sunday Series: “Despejada” Bridging Jazz, Hindustani, & Flamenco @ Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, 3012 Minnehaha Ave, 8 – 11 pm, suggested $10 donation. Tabla player Krissy Bergmark is an active performer and recipient of the Jerome Travel & Study and Next Step grants, for her studies with Pandit Yogesh Samsi in Mumbai, India. Pianist/accordionist Steven Hobert is a fearless improviser who has performed with Dean Magraw, Issam Rafea, and the Glen Miller Orchestra. Guitarist Ben Abrahamson has composed for the Mpls. Guitar Quartet and performed with Zorongo Flamenco, La Conja, Pedro Cortes, and Michael & Tony Hauser.

 

Monday, May 15

Roots, Rock + Deep Blues Fest Pre-Party with Left Lane Cruiser, Liquor Beats Winter, Snarles Bukkakeski@ Hook and Ladder Theater, 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Doors 7:30 pm / Music 8 pm / $7 Advance / $10 Day of Show

Loving Our Neighbors:  A Speaker Series on Faith, Culture, and Justice @ Living Table United Church of Christ, 3805 East 40th St, 7 pm. A Monday evening speaker series about how their faith and culture inform justice in their communities. Light refreshments will be served. Each week we will collect an offering to give to the speaker. Speakers include representatives from the Latino, Hmong, Native American, Syrian, and Somali communities.  Mr. Yang has been a high school counselor for 16 years with the St. Paul Public Schools.  For the first 5 years, he worked with the gifted and talented minority students. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and his master’s degree, in Educational Psychology, is from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  His family came as refugees to the United States in 1981 when he was 9 years old. He grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin.

 

Tuesday, May 16

Big Hunger: An Evening with Andy Fisher @  Seward Co-op Creamery Café, 2601 E Franklin Ave, 6-8 pm· Hosted by Seward Community Co-op, Dinner Service available from 6-7 pm, Drink Service available from 6-8 pm,  Talk begins at 7 pm.  Join Seward Co-op, Appetite for Change and Isuroon for an evening with Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. Come early for dinner and drinks—a full menu will be available at the Seward Co-op Creamery Café. Read more on the Seward Co-op website (http://seward.coop/events/item/2329). Space is limited. Please RSVP.

Wednesday, May 17

MCTC Showcase @ The Riverview, 3800 42nd Ave S, 7 pm. Join us for an evening of FREE screenings from up and coming filmmakers. Bring a friend, buy some popcorn, nestle in, relax and enjoy an evening of cinematic art.

Paul Bergen & The Astronauts of Rhythm & Sound @ Hook and Ladder Theater,  3010 Minnehaha Ave. Door 6 pm / Music 7-10 pm / FREE / 21+ Bent Paddle Presents Hook ‘N Paddle Wednesdays featuring Paul Bergen’s Astronauts of Rhythm and Sound.  $1 Off Bent Paddle Blast off every Wednesday in May and June as we proudly present a weekly residency with Paul Bergen’s Astronauts of Rhythm and Sound! Led by Paul Bergen, this group features members of the Hillbilly Voodoo Dolls, Real-Phonic Radio Hour, Molly Maher and Eric Koskinen’s band, Curtiss A’s band, Certain General and many other regional roots artists. Expect swamp blues, country classics, and other truck driving music. Sounds like a great time!

 

Thursday, May 18

Suminagashi (Japanese ink marbling technique) with Meg Erke @ Junket: Tossed & Found, 4049 Minnehaha Ave. 6-7 pm, FREE. Join Junket’s Artist-In-Residence, Meg Erke – Artist and Educator for a casual hands-on lesson in the Japanese art of Suminagashi, applied to available materials (pages from broken books, etc.). You’ll leave this little adventure with a decorative sheet of paper that could be used as a book cover, wall art, envelope or gift wrap. 
Drop in at the shop anytime between 6-7 pm, to try your hand at this fun and easy DIY project!

Here Comes the Rain…and what you can do about it w/ Transition Longfellow @ Longfellow Park All-Purpose room, 3435 36th Ave S. 6:30-9 pm. Minnesota is already experiencing more frequent mega-rain events, and in 2016, for the first time since weather has been measured in our state, we experienced two mega-rains in one year. How can we prepare for more extreme weather ahead? Do you get water in your basement? Are you worried about indoor mold growth? Are you prepared to protect yourself in case of a flash flood? What about toxic algae growth in our lakes? Will we see more of this in the near future? WATER SOLUTION SPEAKERS: Pat Huelman, Kelly Moriarty, Rob Czernik, and Tara Hanlon-Nevins. COMMUNITY DISCUSSION: SHARE what you know and help our community begin to develop an action plan. Where are we vulnerable to flooding? What can we do to prevent water from entering our homes? How can we prepare to bounce back after serious rains? How can we use our yards and boulevards to help with water diversion and infiltration?
                     
            


UPCOMING EVENTS 

May 24 & 25, The Riverview For fans of MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 (MST3K), we have a special event coming! Click here for more information.

June 9 & 10 Longfellow Garage Sale Weekend Applications and information available here.

Monday, June 19, Community Input: U-Haul Proposal for 4225 Hiawatha Ave @ Longfellow Park Recreation Center, 6:30

Thursday, July 13, Restore the Gorge Open House @ St. Peder’s Church, 6-8 pm (tentative).